Ecology, epidemiology and evolution of infectious RNA viruses (Influenza A virus, avian paramyxovirus,
RSV, MERS-CoV) in animals and humans
Use bioinformatics and comparative genomics to study
relationships between the genomic DNA sequence and the
organism’s physiological characteristics,and regulatory
processes that govern the flow of genetic information.
My unit’s work addresses dimensions of plant genome biology relevant toward a more bio-based economy, linking increased fundamental knowledge to improved human lives.
Protein design and engineering, design of anti-virals and immunogens,
protein chemistry and re-purposing of viral surface proteins,
Computational Science and Parallel Computing; Bioinformatics: Involved in a project called: Computing Life: to solve system of differential equations that model biochemical reaction networks by using efficient/parallel numerical methods.
Growth-defense tradeoff, phenylpropanoid metabolism and carbon allocation,
gene family evolution and functional diversification, alternative splicing and gene duplication.
Cancer Computational and Systems Biology, Computational Methods for
Protein Structure Prediction and Modeling.
Nutritional Genomics; Human Genetics; Population and Quantitative Genomics;
Gene-Diet Interaction during human evolution and in metabolic diseases;